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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#1504 of 1560 Need lease prices on 2011 Avalon Limited
Mar 07, 2011 (1:27 pm)
I am shopping for a new 2011 Avalon Limited, black with tan leather. So far for 36 months 12k miles, taxes rolled into the lease they are at 470/month. It seems like they can go further. Please help.
#1505 of 1560 Is Avalon a dead car?
Jan 03, 2012 (7:11 am)
I see nobody posting on this board since March 2011. I was looking at buying a 2012 Avalon or a 2012 Toyota Camry XLE.
I want to make the best purchase and spend no more then 27,000 to 30,000. Paying cash. Which car can I make the best deal on?
#1506 of 1560 Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645)
Feb 08, 2012 (6:41 am)
I'm in the market for a '11 Avalon Limited w/Nav. Currently there is a $3000 cash back on the '11 Avalon. I don't see many price paid experiences recently on this forum, so I would appreciate any input. I have many dealers in the area (Orange County). I will send out some offers to them via email. Start at invoice - 5% - cash back + TTL = OTD price and negotiate up. My starting bid would be
$35443 - $1772 - $3000 + TTL (~10%)
#1507 of 1560 Re: Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645) [ps99472]
Feb 11, 2012 (12:29 am)
Got a quote from Power Toyota in Irvine for $31360 + TTL for MSRP $38913.. but it's the magnetic gray color that no one wants...
does anyone post here anymore? or are Avalon buyers too old to go on the internet?
#1508 of 1560 Re: Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645) [ps99472]
Feb 11, 2012 (2:58 pm)
That's a good price if it's a Limited with the Nav system. I skipped the Nav system and dynamic criuse control. The color is a matter of taste. I have an '08 Limited that's gray and I really love it. I'm meticulous about keeping the car polished and wax and it looks like new.
Here's the first steps after you get it home...in this order: grab Coke Zero, put on the Best of the Spinners, followed by the Best of the Commodores...now you're ready for business: wash the car, clay bar it to "clean the paint," wash it again, apply polish, then wax, twice, finish with a machine buff. Use either Meguair's or Mother's products. Get a grit guard ($10) for the bottom of your wash bucket so you can reduce the grit on your wash mit from the wash water. The grit causes the swirls you see so often on dark cars. Avoid commercial car washes unless they are touchless.
#1509 of 1560 Re: Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645) [35divg2]
Feb 11, 2012 (8:20 pm)
Got it down to $31000 + TTL = OTD for the '11 Avalon Limited w/ NAV, carpet mats, bumper applique... until he found out I'm paying cash, now he wants $31344...
thanks for the tip on upkeep, but don't have time to do that...
It's hard to find another big sedan w/Nav at this price....Maxima, TL, are upwards for $34,000...
#1510 of 1560 Re: Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645) [ps99472]
Feb 12, 2012 (5:42 pm)
Before you buy check out the Buick LaCrosse. You get a lot of refinement, technology and handling for the money. The 303-hp V6 is a no cost option compared to the eAssist.
#1511 of 1560 Re: Buying '11 Avalon Limited SoCal (MSRP $38645) [bwia]
Feb 13, 2012 (8:28 am)
thanks but I'll pass on the LaCrosse... I would actually want a eAssist with Premier 1 plus Nav... but two things, not common and cost more then Avalon (even if I go with the v6 for a more apples to apples comp). I don't understand why they make so many different varieties/packages, don't like auto makers that make me think more then necessary...
#1512 of 1560 My new '11 Avalon Limited Blizzard Pearl
Feb 18, 2012 (9:23 pm)
MSRP $39.743, got it for $29.995 + TTL ($3000 cash back included). Has Nav, premium accessories, wheel locks, rear bumper appliqué, lip spoiler, and special paint. Offered 30.700, dealer countered at $36.189, then for some reason offered $29.995+ TTL without me doing anything... drove down, signed papers, got my '11 Avalon Limited with no hassle... Penske Downey Toyota.
#1513 of 1560 Dealer to dealer transfer?
Feb 20, 2012 (2:05 pm)
We're getting close to buying. 2011, Limited, with navigation. I'd prefer black with the black bordeaux interior, but it's apparently impossible to find. Ivory is a good substitute.
Anyway, how does this work? The local dealer is about $2000 more on the advertised price, without any negotiating (the far away dealer is 10% under invoice, or $32,244). The dealer out of town is ~200 miles away.
I understand that the car is either driven or placed on a flatbed (less likely) to be sent to the other dealership. My question: Am I buying from the local or far away dealer? In other words, with which dealer do I start the process?
Personally, I have almost no issue buying the far away car without seeing it first. Is that asking for trouble? But, other people are recommending I not do that, and I see their point. I can drive the 200 miles to do the deal, then come back the next day on the train, but if I don't have to...